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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail for Fall

Create a delicious apple pie cocktail with Great America Malt Specialty, apple cider, and salted caramel vodka! Such a perfect mixed drink for fall.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail for Fall

I’m a huge fan of developing signature cocktails for holidays and parties! In fact, I’ve developed a little bit of a reputation amongst friends . . . “what is Amy going to come up with next?”

It’s gone from a little hobby to a full blown challenge! One that I enjoy and am ready to take on, especially when it comes to mixed drinks.

With Friendsgiving coming up in three weeks, it’s been my challenge to create a signature beverage for the evening, and I did it: a Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail!

I used just a few ingredients, and one of them was Great America: a delicious malt specialty drink that comes in awesome flavors, perfect for celebrations.

Great America malt liquor in strawberry, apple pie, and lemonade

Great America is brewed in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains not too far from me in NC. It’s available in seven flavors at 6%, 12%, and 14% ABVs, depending on your fancy.

I went with the Apple Pie flavor for this recipe in 14% . . . but it also comes in Carolina Clear, Lemonade, Peach, Strawberry, Watermelon, and Red, White & Blueberry. It’s GOOD! Perfect for drinking straight (even out of the mason jar!) and mixing.

Here’s how I made my Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail.

Apple Pie Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Great America Apple Pie Malt Specialty
  • Apple cider
  • Salted caramel vodka
  • Handful of ice

Tools

  • 12 oz. glass
  • Swizzle stick
  • 1 oz shot glass
  1. Place a handful of ice in a glass.
  2. Add 1 oz of salted caramel vodka.
  3. Pour apple cider until glass is about 2/3 full.
  4. Add Great America Apple Pie Malt Specialty to fill the glass.
  5. Stir with the swizzle stick.

Optional: if you don’t like ice in your cocktails, add 1 oz vodka, 7 oz apple cider, and 4 oz Great America to a shaker with ice. Shake and pour.

Create a delicious apple pie cocktail with Great America Malt Specialty, apple cider, and salted caramel vodka! Such a perfect mixed drink for fall.

Your beverage will be the most amazing caramel color – perfect for Thanksgiving or other fall parties! My apple pie cocktail has such a tasty, crisp fruit flavor with a hint of salted caramel. This drink is rich and delicious.

Yield: 1 drink

Salted Caramel Apple Cocktail

apple pie cocktail

Create a delicious apple pie cocktail with Great America Malt Specialty, apple cider, and salted caramel vodka! Such a perfect mixed drink for fall.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka, (salted caramel flavor)
  • 7 oz apple cider
  • 4 oz Great America Apple Pie Malt Specialty

Instructions

  1. Place a handful of ice in a glass.
  2. Add 1 oz of salted caramel vodka.
  3. Pour apple cider until glass is about 2/3 full.
  4. Add Great America Apple Pie Malt Specialty to fill the glass.
  5. Either stir with a swizzle stick or pour into a shaker (then shake and return to glass).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 drink

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 0gSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 25gSugar: 19g

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Apple pie cocktail

Are you looking to be your own mixologist to impress your friends? I’m warning you that it’s responsibility, but one that’s really fun! Here are my tips:

  1. Learn the basic tools. What is a shaker – what is a jigger? Buy a basic bar set and familiarize yourself with the tools so you know how to use them.
  2. Master basic techniques. With eggs, fruit juices, or cream you should shake – with fresh herbs you’ll want to use the muddler first. You don’t need to be a bartender per se, but you should know some basic bartending techniques. There are a few good books on that here.
  3. Experiment. Try mixing various flavors together and expect to have a few failures. It’s totally fine! I like to start with a liquor, a mixer, and a juice or soda if all else fails. As you become more confident, you can think outside the box.
  4. Get good glasses. Because presentation is everything.

Grab a Great America flavor and create a signature beverage of your own for the holidays! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the latest flavors and more.

Jenna

Thursday 17th of November 2016

Yes, please!!! We are definitely going to give this one a try at our holiday party!

Misty Nelson

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Salted caramel apple pie in a drink, well hello yummy! This would be the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail to serve up. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Spangenberg

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

Thank you for speaking my love language...apple cocktails!

Melanie

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

It looks like you are ready to host a holiday party!

Kristin salazar

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

Oh my goodness this looks so good, pinned!

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